UNHCR donates PPE, tents to BARMM


The Bangsamoro government received Friday, June 26, sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) and some tents from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) amid the coronavirus disease pandemic.

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Chief Minister Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Ebrahim expressed gratitude to UNHCR during the turnover ceremony and signing of the receiving documents from Sapia Taulani, senior protection associate of the UNHCR.

“We [the BARMM alone] cannot address and face the challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. We need the support of the donor communities, national government and other United Nation agencies. Our international donors are swift when responding to our needs. Their timely actions contributed a lot to our initiatives in containing the virus in the region,” Ebrahim said.

“We are not yet through with the challenges and still unclear when this catastrophe ends. Nobody really knows but we need to prepare for the future,” he said.

Included in the donated supplies are 100 plastic tarpaulins (with eyelets, fire retardant 4X5m); 1,110 pieces of N95 masks; 1,110 pairs of patient care gloves; 3,000 pieces of surgical caps; 3,000 pairs of shoe covers; 500 boxes of medical masks; and 4,740 pieces of face shields.